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Amazing bees: they learn and teach like humans do!

Did you know that 60 percent of new bees learned the skill from their fellows? Find out what the researchers, from Queen Mary University of London, managed to teach [...]

October 15th, 2016|
  • A photographer was amazed when he captured this cheeky close-up picture of a bumblebee - having a WEE.  See SWNS story SWBEE.  Mark Parrott, 45, was out tending his garden and had his camera handy hoping to get a photo of hoverflies.  But he was distracted by a swarm of bumblebees buzzing around the herbs in his garden in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and took a few shots.  The father-of-two couldn't believe it when he looked back at the picture and spotted the little insect was having a wee.

Have you ever seen a bee having a wee?

An amateur photographer has captured incredible once in a lifetime picture of a bee having a wee! Keen photographer Mark Parrott, 45, was tending to his garden when [...]

October 7th, 2016|
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No sick day for bees: They’re excellent workers even when they are ill!

Struggle to get into work when you feel under the weather? You should take inspiration from the hard-working honeybee and spring out of bed. New research has shown that [...]

September 30th, 2016|
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Natural solution: Bee fence in Africa save farmers and their crops

The interaction between bees, bee fence, elephants, and farmers in Africa is only one example of how a natural solution can save lives and bring prosperity to those who use it. [...]

September 23rd, 2016|
  • NATALIE FAYE | photographer + filmmaker

5 awesome beekeeping Facebook pages that we love

If you have a passion for the beekeeping and bees, you should follow some interesting Facebook pages that are posting awesome bee related content. Check them in an [...]

September 18th, 2016|
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Medical uses of honey

W hy does honey offer you so many health benefits?  In the Bible (Old Testament), King Solomon said, "My son, eat thou honey, for it is good", and [...]

August 29th, 2016|
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Leading insecticide cuts bee sperm by almost 40%

Bees are dying in unsustainable numbers, and this latest study is further evidence that the world’s most widely used insecticide is cutting live sperm in males by almost [...]

August 14th, 2016|
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What bees do to beat the heat?

People have their strategies for cooling down as the mercury rises. So do animals. Birds do it, bees do it - find out bees cooling strategies to beat [...]

August 7th, 2016|
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Wild honeyguide bird helps to locate honey-rich bees’ nests!

New findings suggest that the famous cooperation between honeyguide birds and human honey hunters in sub-Saharan Africa is a two-way conversation. The greater honeyguide, Latin name Indicator indicator, [...]

July 31st, 2016|
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Organic agriculture: right way of saving bees from extinction!

One of the most important components of agriculture – pollinators – is suffering more than ever before but organic agriculture can help! About one-third of the human [...]

July 23rd, 2016|
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A bacteria found in bees can stop mosquitoes to infect people with the Zika virus!

A harmless bacteria found in bees and butterflies can stop mosquitoes from being able to infect people with the Zika virus, a study has found. What is Zika? [...]

July 16th, 2016|
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Wolfgang Buttress’s Hive: The sculpture controlled by bees

Its 170,000 pieces of aluminium are a hive-like structure of latticework, controlled by the vibrations of honeybees in a hive at Kew that is connected to the sculpture. [...]

July 2nd, 2016|

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”

Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.”

David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live”

Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”

Henry David Thoreau

“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees…”

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

“I am small, but still important!”

Bee, Hive no 5